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Workplace fatality under investigation

It is common for many workers in North Carolina to have tasks that they perform on a relatively regular basis, such as routine cleaning. Despite an employee's familiarity with a certain task, he or she could still be at risk of injury while performing it. In fact, a recent fatal accident in another state remains under investigation.

2 police officers injured in work accident

Most people in North Carolina are aware of the dangers that police officers face while fulfilling their job responsibilities. In fact, some officers face potential harm even during training exercises. Unfortunately, a training routine performed by police in another state recently resulted in a work accident that sent two officers to the hospital with what officials are describing as serious burns.

Fatal workplace injury shuts down show production

As the average television viewer in North Carolina watches a production, he or she likely does not realize the effort that goes into the finished product. Unfortunately, the lives of actors and other workers can be at risk during the creation of a show. For example, an incident that resulted in a fatal workplace injury in another state recently shut down production of the popular "The Walking Dead" series.

Time limits for workers' compensation occupational illness claims

The last thing a sick worker has on his mind is money, but sooner or later reality comes knocking on your door. Maybe you've been laid out for a few weeks because you succumbed to occupational asthma -- after being exposed to bad air for years at Asheville construction sites. Perhaps you've been going to the doctor to get the treatments. However, you're too ill to work and haven't been getting paid any wages.

North Carolina man killed in workplace accident

Hazards in the workplace come in a variety of different forms. Even workers who have spent a large portion of their lives in a particular industry can ultimately fall victim to a workplace accident. Unfortunately, multiple agencies are currently investigating a fatal accident involving a logger in North Carolina.

Worker flown to hospital after construction accident

The construction industry in North Carolina and most other areas of the country has many potential hazards. While employers, workers and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration all work hard to ensure the safety of everyone, a construction accident can still occur, often with serious consequences. For example, a worker at a construction site was recently transported to the hospital by helicopter after he became trapped.

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